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to detroit. 94 in atlanta. 85 here in the big apple. >>> well, here's a story that we usually don't hear from the middle east. a world record, in fact. >> pretty cool story. some 13,000 children steered clear of trouble in gaza to fly their kites at the same time. it all made for a pretty colorful show in the skies. >> the previous record of more than 10,000 flying kites at once was set earlier this year in china. so good for those kids. and congratulations. >> that is a cool scene out there. a little peace and a nice little event t d aorld record. >> and a world record to go with it. >> not bad. more "world news now" coming up after the break. you go next if you had a here would hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got the
. he came to do big things. >> it should be a very busy monday for the president. he is expected to hold a press conference in the morning and resumed negotiations with congressional leaders. >>> for instant updates log on to our website wjla.com. >>> fighter jets intercepted three planes this weekend for getting too close to camp david. the president was at the retreat when two of the incidents happened. kris van cleave is live with why the air space is so difficult to navigate. >> it is a short flight to camp david. take a look at this map. theyse gray areas off limits. up here is camp david. this circle, closed airspace. when the president is here, see how much bigger the area get? this is where the planes were this weekend. >> when you fly toward hagerstown, you have to be careful. >> before he took off for ocean city he was sure to double check the air space near camp david. >> mistakes happen, and there is a lot of restricted airspace and you have to stay on top of that. >> there have been mistakes this weekend. fighters were sent to escort three different planes of restric
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's where the hurricane center
before the country defaults on its debt? there's a big white house meeting today. >>> on the run, a stunning statement from the country's new secretary of defense. al qaeda's defeat is within reach. is america close to a victory over the terror network? >>> stolen life. kidnapped and held captive for 18 of her 31 years. jaycee dugard speaks exclusively to abc's diane sawyer about what it was like to be a prisoner, now, finally to be fre >> wow. i can walk into the next room and see my mom. wow, i can decide totoump in the car and go to the beach with the girls. wow. >> unbelievable. >> and, royal red carpet. it was the biggest night yet for the royal newlyweds of north america. hollywood's biggggt stars were out. but no surprise, it was kate who stole the show. we are live ininos angeles for will and kate's big hollywood moment. >> announcer: from abc news, this is a special edition of "good morning america," now, live from the belasco theater in los angeles, california, and new york city, weekend anchors bianna golodryga and dan harris. >> good morning, america, you're looking a
are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- get this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all there are no negotiations going on in that compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls from democrats but trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrat, that's exactly right. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> that's right. >> the asian market. >> elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to los
. the president still wants a big plan that would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans proposed. but here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare, and social security, democrats don't. and then republicans refuse the prprident's plan to increase taxes, revenue, by cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases. it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: and of course these talks face the deadline.. august 2nd. when the government will no longer be able to borrow to pay all of its bills. >> no responsible leader would say the united states of america, for the first time in its history, should not pay its bills, meet its obligations. that would be catastrophicor the economy. >> reporter: once again, just the fact that nobody talked about what happened in this hour and a half meeting does not bode well that they made a lot of progress. >>> a plane crash has taken the lives of a florida couple and th
your kids are big fans, right? >> my son has read each but half a dozen times >> hopefully you'll pick up a few extra tickets down there. >> we will have much more on the harry potter excitement coming up in just a few minutes. barge campbell is going to talk to one of the young stars. he gives us his review of the final movie. i will tell you that he was very excited to pass it along. >> here we go. >> coming up, the prime-time emmy nominations are out. there were some obvious front- runners this year. >> a marine at quantico proposes an interesting question. >> of firefighters said the city is trying to turn them into police officers and they do not like it. >>> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00, underside. >> d.c. has a new idea to keep the summer job employees safe on payday. >> the idea has firefighters fuming. >> the idea of posting firefighters in neighborhoods to deter crime is not a popular one. >> the potential is there. >> is a robbery starts, what are they supposed to do? >> the idea comes from -- when firefighters are not busy with other tasks, they should part and deter
shayuth was a star athlete at her high school. she had big dreams to go off to a big college. last night, those dreams came to a halt. >> she was the most beautiful -- >> is before midnight, her parents say she was riding with her best friend, lexie harbord. they were coming from her boyfriend's house driving around a sharp turn. they crashed into a tree. >> she loved life. she loved everybody. >> neighbors say she ran out of the car screaming. a 75-year-old woman came to her aid. she kept crying that she had killed her best friend. >> just pray to god for help. she said, i never believed in god. would you please pray for me? >> together, they dropped to their knees on the front lawn. all night she grieved on her twitter page. please come back, i miss you. i will never forgive myself. later -- shortly before she passed, she talked about her best friend on her own page. this afternoon, family members choked back tears to share how they would like jacqueline shayuth to be remembered. >> police say this had nothing to do with drugs or alcohol. it was really dark and returned here are extrem
it big time. the current temperature at reagan national airport 100 degrees. we broke the record in 1991. 102 degrees at reagan national airport was the high. this is what it feels like, the heat index 109 at reagan national 104 dulles airport. at the latest doppler radar thunderstorms clearing to the south, south of fredericksburg. earlier, they have had a severe thunderstorm warnings. we have a new heat advisory that will go into effect for the daytime hours tomorrow, expiring tomorrow night. then thunderstorms through the day. are you ready for another potential heat wave? the full forecast from the belfort furniture weather center coming out. >>> not ready for that. the coverage of the heat wave continues with richard reeve at the national mall with more on how hot it feels and how the people are coping. >> it is impressive. he concealed the thickness of the air. -- you can feel the thickness of the air. for some people, the temperatures are downright dangerous. even the shape does not help in this heat. >> over 120. >> the heat gun that registers over 120 degrees on the national mal
big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of levine jewel others madison avenue in manha
and then there is the big story out of washington this morning. after another dramatic breakdown in the debt ceiling talks, the president is now demanding that congressional leaders come to the white house this morning as we answer the home stretch of a political showdown during which the entire economy which affects all of us is essentially being held hostage. >> remember that august 2nd deadline around the corner. a lot of finger pointer between the president and speaker. >>> we begin oversdaes where we're just beginning to understand the scope of the shocking twin attacks in norway. at least 84 people were killed at that youth camp on an island where a gunman dressed as a police officer went on a horrific rampage and opened fire at everyone in sight and for many the only escape was the water. take a look at this video. so startling teenagers swimming for their lives. >> just a couple of hours before this at least two blasts tore through buildings in the capital city of oslo. such an unlikely target for terror. norway is a tiny, tiny country, the place where they hand outut the nobel peace prize. this m
to the women's soccer team. he's also rooting for the resurrection of a big debt deal. >> i think there's still timim o get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: if in fact, capitol hill sources tell abc news the esident and speaker john boehner are again talking about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction. boehner reportedly wants the president to lay out specific cuts to entitlement programs, social security, medicare and medicaid. but many republicans still doubt such a plan can pass. so, plan "b." to avert the country from defaulting is being devised by the two leaders of the senate. it would give the president the authority to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own. >> it takes the pressure off all the politicians but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: the standoff? republican eric cantor refuses to consider tax increases. democrat nancy pelosi won't accept benefit cuts to entitlements. we visited cantor's virginia district. many want him to bac
increase. >> that's the big deal. you have harry reid coming up with a plan for democrats. that he says includes $2.7 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years and gives the president the debt ceiling increase that takes him all of the way to 2013. republicans are already saying that those -- his plan includes gimmicks and phantom cuts. so the republicans are coming up with their plan, which would include about $1 trillion in cuts now. it would require the president to come back to congress next year to ask for another debt ceiling increase. >> that's the huge sticking point for the white house. the president has made it clear time and time again that he won't sign a short-term increase. he squashed it at the meeting last night. >> republicans leaders have said that as well. they didn't want any short-term solution to this problem. they changed their tune on this. white house said that speaker boehner needs to stand up and pursue one of the paths that's out there. lot of those same gimmicks in savings from future wars are in the republican budget, the paul ryan budget. george? >
are very big. >> right. >> reporter: are you afraid? >> i don't have any fear of getting beat up. i just have fear of, like -- i think they c c just look at my sideways and i would melt with fear. >> brett favre was so old, he remembers the first brett favre is old joke. >> he kind of stone faced me in the audience. i knew where he but sitting and i made the mistake of looking at him. he gave me a laugh later. >> reporter: he does have some recent experience working tough crowds. >> what happened to you? when you were sworn in you looked like the guy from the old spice commercials. now you look like louis gossett sr. >> the white house correspondents dinner was more intimidating because who was there. people that can use the irs to investigate you. people that can, you know, deny you permits. >> reporter: and, of course, people like donald trump. he w wt after trump hard. >> donald trump has been saying he will run for president as a republican, which is surprising, because i just assumed he was running as a joke. >> reporter: don't trtrump didn to love the jokes. >> based on nonverbal c
that the jobs report will bleed o over io big negotiations over debt and deficit reduction and there was a sense yesterday that the two sides were getting a bit more polarized, the republicans and democrats pulling and pushing in different rections. dan. >> aside from those we have to remember that there are real people behind those dismal numberer david, thank you for your reporting this morning. >>> and now to that horrible accident at the texas rangers game. a fan died after falling while trying to catch a ball that was tossed into the stands by a player. now major league baseball issued a statement saying our players are encouraged to be fan friendly and we will carefully review this with our clubs to continue to ensure a safe environment for our fans. here's abc's barbara pinto with more on this. >> reporter: it is the ultimate ballpark souvenir. but at what price? one dad's request turned into a tragic accident. >> behind me i heard somebody say, hey, how about the n nt one. got the next one, threw it in that direction. >> reporter: shannon stone with a 6-year-old son cooper at his side re
and the runners cut down to third intending to advance, blue jays win big. >>> rangers taking on marinersrs no score until this, josh hamilton, solo stroll, the 12th of the year. 1-0. now fast forward to the bottom of the eighth, holland took a no-hitter and chone figgins changed that. kennedy lifts one to the big field game set, match. holland complete game, rangers win, 5-0. that'll do it for us. but don't forget for the latest on the sports scene check out the highlight express. until then, i'm cole wright. >>> up next, down to the wire. word of major progress in the nfl lockout just days before training camps are set to begin. >>> more on our top story, a collision between airliners late last night. we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. sometimes, i worry my pipes might leak. but i learned there's something more i can do. now, i take care with vesicare. once-daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of frequent urges and leaks day and n
that president obama told congressional leaders in the room last night that he still wants the big deal. $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years. speaker john boehner says he wants to, too. but there's in path to get there. the clock is ticking. the major sticking point, whether it's a large part of tax reform, wages on top wage earners go up. it could not take the heat from his republican caucus. >> we have got to be able to deliver on this promise. >> reporter: republicans say that the problem is president obama has been unable to bring his own party around to own entitlement spending that he put on the table. tick tock. the goal is to reach an agreement in the next couple of weeks so that the law can be written and passed before the deadline of august 2nd, that's when the federal government is slated to run out of money. the immediate result, checks might be cut for social security payments, benefits. salaries for military families. . stock market could dive, perhaps as much as 9%. or roughly 8$800 billion. some of it from your retirement savings. interest rates for the u
another big but a little listen sayingal story that is making headlines. the intense political debate over the federal debt. it's set to resume on capitol hill today. you'll see what's holding up a solution to this crisis. >> you have to think this is going to get done. that there is a hard and fast deadline here, that even though bothides are sort of playing their battles and holding their positions,s,hat eventually this is going to get resolved. >> it would be great because it is such a big sue, if we can put the partisan issues decided and get this accomplished. >> global ramifications here. >>> later this half hour, families who are a little teched out and may be spend don't go much time plugged into web and other technologies. sound a little familiar to you at home? put down your devices. we'll meet one young woman who admits spending 18 hours a day online. >> that's not good for you. >> there's got to be a balance here. perhaps you might think of a digital diet, say. >> i knew the plug was coming. shameless book plug right there. >>> we will talk a aut a little bit later, but first,
appearancee yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owners. >> reporter: this follows a carefully rehearsed e
. >> a step up from a tux t-shirt. >> looks good in spandex. >>> a big morning in hollywood and we'll show you why. >>> also the former -- formal, rather, farewell for a first lady. today her hometown says good-bye. we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. sometimes, i worry my pipes might leak. but i learned there's something more i can do. now, i take care with vesicare. once-daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of frequent urges and leaks day and night. if you have certain stomach or glaucoma problems, or trouble emptying your bladder, do not take vesicare. vesicare may cause allergic reactions that may be serious. if you experience swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue, stop taking vesicare and get emergency help. tell your doctor right away if you have severe abdominal pain, or become constipated for three or more days. vesicare may cause blurred vision, so use caution while driving or doing unsafe tasks. common side effects are
legend willie mays was also there. >>> san francisco leads the national league west and open up a big series against the phillies tonight. as for last night's baseball we get highlights from espn news. >>> i'm aneesh shroff with this espn news update. we begin in the bronx. the yankees and mariners. seattle, on a 15-game losing streak and, boy, did not look fromomhe get-go. mark teixeira, two-run shot to deep left. his 27th of the year. yanks take a 2-0 lead. in the third, got a little captain in you. derek jeter, opposite field, fourth home run of the year. yanks go on to win 10-3. the mariners have now lost 166 n a row. >>> the red sox enter play, three-game lead on the yanks in the a.l. east, 14th inning against the royals. pops it up. but gets the run home. kansas city would get an insurance run in the 14th then soria gets the final three outs. royals take it, 3-1. >>> twins and rangers. opener of a four-game set, bottom one, michael young with two on. peace. three-run shot, 3-0, texas, young, 3 for 5, kinsler's turn in the third. another three-run homer. 4 for 6, four ribbies. 9-
. >>> the historic drought and blistering heat aren't bad enough, ranchers in texas now have another big problem on their hands. grass hoppers are taking over the land and eating up what little grass is left for the cows. the bone dry conditions are an ideal breeding ground, making this year's plague one of the largest in years. >>> and south texas will soon get some much-needed rain as another tropical storm develops off the coast of mexico. tropical storm don is expected to make landfall near corpus christi tomorrow night. the rain won't be enough to break the drought, even worse, cotton farmers say the storm could destroy their crops. forecasters don't expect it to become a hurricane. >> some forecasters say it's a blessing in disguise. at least you get a little relief from the drought. >> but not enough, right? >> not enough. >>> here's a look at your thursday forecast. stormy across the midwest. hail, gusty winds, flash flooding and a chance of tornados in omaha, des moines, chicago, and detroit. heavy afternoon down pours in the four corners region of the southwest. scattered thunderstorms
round up enough votes to p ps it. also, it may just be too big for congress to deal with only a week left. tahman bradley, abc news, the white house. >> down to the wire. people are fed up. >> they should be. i mean, this is weeks and weeks of this. >> absolutely. >> this is not just some issue on capitol hill. if you have a 401(k) and we do default on august 2nd you're going to see all of us, tens of millions of us will see an impact. this is an issue that affects everybody. >> absololely. >> keep an eye. >> holding our breath. >>> a chicago man has turned up in las vegas alive and well three decades after he vanished and was declared dead. he left everything and everyone behind, including his family and friends. abc's ryan owens explains how he managed to stay under the radar. >> reporter: arthur jones was hiding in plain sight. a man with a gambling problem living in this las vegas home, working at this casino. the 72-year-old was declared dead decades ago. detectives thought he'd been murdered by the mob back in 1979. in reality, he'd sold his seat on t t chicago board of trade t
. napping in the cell block. they're right at home. but what are these babies doing in the big house? we'll tell you, when we go inside the jailhouse nursery. >>> and, a stolen life. a major abc news exclusive. in her first ever interview, jaycee due jgard, kidnapped and held for 18 years, shares her story with abc's diane sawyer. she talks about giving birth in captivity -- >> i felt like i wasn't alone anymore. >> and how she made it through. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 8th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin with today's british invasion. earlier tonight, heir to the british throne, prince william, and his bride, kate, the duchess of cambridge, arrived in los angeles as part of their north american visit. kate's f fst trip to the u.s. they were greeted with an unusual amount of hoopla for hollywood outsiders. since their wedding in april, watched by more than 1 billion people around the world, kate, in p
. the republicans are insisting that the debt ceiling can be raised as much as spending is big cut. the speaker is focusing on a short-term deal. cut it by a trillion dollars. president obama has said that is a nonstarter. >> to go through this whole exercise all over again? that we're not going to do. rounds on sunday to make their case to an increasingly anxious public. >> i know that the president is worried about the next election. t shouldn't we be worried about the country? >> the speaker wanted the outline of the plan before 4:00 p.m. eastern sunday to send a positive message to the foreign markets. that deadline passed and this morning the asian markets are down and the u.s. futures aren't looking good, either. both sides are main resolute. >> there's no choice, there's no alternative. >> both sides will be back at work on duelili plans this morning. >> if our credit ratininis lower, ordinary americans will take a hard hit in the f fm of higher interest rates, car loans. >>> in norway the man in arrested in friday's maz murder is being arraigned in the killing of at least 93 people, mos
.c. is about 5 degrees above average. seattle near 80. that's a big day. and also anchorage comes in at 65. >> that's a scorcher in seattle. >>> it's time for your morning -- ready -- aww! >> these are cute. check out these newborn tiger cubs making their very first public appearance at the zoo in budapest where they were born last month. nothing cuter than a tiger cub until they get bigger than your car. >> boat of these three male siberians is a big deal, by the way. zookeepers are proud to point out they are part of an endinged species with only a few minute remaining in the wild. their names are virgil, thrax and manning. cute, cuter and cutest. >> mom carries them around in her mouth. >> just like a cat with their kittens. >> carry them around. i think that's impressive. we'll be right back with more "world news now." you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overou
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